Create a blog post dedicate to the film Sightseers which covers the following key areas.
The issues raised by media ownership in contemporary media practice
What was StudioCanal's original purpose?
The original function was to focus on French and European productions, but later made
strategic deals with American production companies
Which big 6 company has connections with StudioCanal?
How large is StudioCanal's film library?
they own the third-largest film library in the world.
The importance of cross media convergence and synergy in production distribution and marketing
Big Talk Pictures
What has been the total gross of ALL Big Talk Films?
over $150 million
What type of film does Big Talk specialise in?
Who founded Big Talk?
Who owns Film4 Productions?
Channel Four Television Corporation
When was it 're-established'?
Which TV chanel is it connected to?
Channel 4 films
Bfi Film Fund
What is the purpose of the Bfi Film Fund?
They make in the region of 25 major production awards each year and provide development support for approximately 100 feature projects.What is its budget pa?
owned by Andy Starke and Ben Wheatly
The issues raised in the targeting of national and local audiences (specifically British) by international or global institutions
Where did the idea for the film come from?
The film was originally shorter because it was a teaser for a television series, but the comedy was too dark. Director Edgar Wright saw its potential as a film.
How does the film qualify as 'British'?
The film has a british director and crew, it also stars Steve Oram and Alice Lowe who are also british. The film was filmed in the UK.
Other films directed by Ben Wheatley
Ben Wheatley also directed Kill List, A field in England, Down Terrace and The ABC's of Death.
Distrubtion (how many screens in the UK and how long was it at cinemas for?)
The film showed on 92 screens in the UK for 122 days.
Films reception (how did critics recieve the film? What is a BIFA and how many nominations and awards did the film receive?)
It won a British Independent Film Award for best screenplay. It was nominated for 17 awards and won 11.
Box Office (opening weekend, domestic and world wide)
Opening weekend: $7,384
The significance of proliferation in hardware and content for institutions and audiences
Which formats is the film available on?
TV, VOD, Magazines, National and Specialist Press, Video and Social, High Impact Online Display.
How was it released in the US (formats and release pattern)
It was released in the US on the 10th of May 2013 after it was released in the UK, but it wasn't released in all cinemas. The film was made accessible on TV and computers by releasing it on Video on Demand on the 13th of May.
How was it marketed how did StudioCanal help?
A campaign was created online as a teaser, the campaign was then broadened to promote fins such as Kill List. The film had a special screening at Cannes Director's Fortnight the film then became to be one of the hottest UK exports in 2012.
Campaigns and regional events were supported by StudioCanal working with companies like Organic, Emfoundation, which brought excited about the film. the film was funded by the BFI so it could be released on 92 screens.
How was twitter and facebook used to market the film?
Twitter tweeted news about it to encourage people to see it, it also retweeted people positive reviews about the film. Facebook did the same thing posting news about the film.
How was Stella Artois involved? What is a Stella Artois bursary?
Stella Atrois supported the UK premier, their bursaries are unique funds that directly support the film community. The premier gathered lots of attention from the press which promoted its general release, this meant it engaged film audiences with Stella Artois.